10-30 - When I’m in Trouble

“Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way.” - Oswald Chambers

Overview: The idea behind Psalm 46 is that no matter what happens in a believer’s life, the Lord's people are happy and secure. This Psalm is often called The Song of Holy Confidence because of the great confidence the writer had in the Lord God no matter the circumstances he faced.  The psalmist magnifies God as the believers’ sure Defense at all times. He explains that God’s presence makes us secure from all our enemies. According to this Psalm, God is our “very present help (aid) in trouble.” This means a help that has been found to be a reliable stronghold in the past so that any future challenge or problem is no reason to fear.

Memory verse: Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know (see) that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!


Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.
Selah (Selah is a Hebrew word that stresses the importance or reality of what was just said.  The idea is to ‘rest and think on these things.’)
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.
Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Confession: God, You are my shelter and security.  You give me aid in times of distress and anguish. When things are tight, You are faithful and I do not have to be afraid.  You, Lord, are not moved, so I will not be moved no matter what comes my way. I remember Your works and I know You will not fail me.


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Posted on October 29, 2016 .